Overweight and in a hurry
I am 18 and weigh about 230 pounds. I have tried all kinds of diets
but they haven't worked. I am looking for a det that will help me
lose weight fast. Does anyone know of the most effective and safe
way to lose weight fast?
Before you even think about diet, you need to think about your health,
and your lifestyle.
Your health, because different diets will be safe for different people,
and the speed of loss you want needs to be checked out for you.
And don't forget the psychological side; you gained that weight over
a period, and there are issues surrounding your weight, how long you've
had it, and your body image. A "Quick Fix" will not be quick
- or permanent - unless and until you've worked through your own history
and your current motivation.
No point in doing the work if you backtrack in three months!
Lifestyle issues are daunting; you'll need to increase your activity
levels, and change most of the things you take for granted.
Done all that? Great!
Then the easy bit is the diet! If it's safe for you (and only if)
the atkins is one of the most researched of all diets - they've been
trying to rubbish it for years, and so far the consensus of independent
thought seems to be that provided you stick to the rules and keep
in touch with whatever checks your doctor has advised, it does the
first loss better than most others.
But I don't know you - and anything your doctor says that contradicts
Please Note: I am NOT a physician, and any
'health advice' should NOT be taken to be "Medical Advice"
- because it is not - my aim is to give you a few possibilities to be
thinking about, and some general 'common sense' advice - if my advice
says see a doctor, then see a doctor!